Zenless Zone Zero Review

Zenless Zone Zero Review

If you’re anything like me and totally obsessed with HoYoverse, you’ll be thrilled to hear about their latest gem: Zenless Zone Zero. I just had to dive into it and let me tell you, it’s a whole new vibe compared to our beloved Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.

Zenless Zone Zero ditches the open-world and space fantasy feels of its siblings and instead goes all-in on intense, action-packed combat, reminiscent of Honkai Impact 3rd. And honestly, from my first few hours with it, I’m hooked!

Here’s how I’m breaking down my thoughts for you:

  • Story: What’s the plot and how does it unfold?
  • Graphics: Is it a visual treat or what?
  • Gameplay: How fun and engaging is the action?
  • Characters: Are they memorable and lovable?
  • Gacha: How’s the luck factor?

After that, I’ll give you my overall score and let you know if this game is worth your precious time.

Zenless Zone Zero: The Story

Now, I’ll be honest—I’m not usually one to dive deep into game stories. I didn’t treat this one any differently, but let me tell you, it’s been a fun ride so far!

I’ve just wrapped up Chapter 1, and here’s the scoop: the Zenless Zone Zero story is a mix of comic book vibes and simple character interactions, with a few cutscenes thrown in for good measure. HoYoverse has done a fab job with the storytelling, and the art is just gorgeous!

Zenless Zone Zero Review

The story itself is super easy to follow, and the translations are spot-on. Most of the dialogue is voiced, which really helps you get into the world of New Eridu.

I haven’t hit any major plot twists yet, but the story has definitely kept me hooked, which is always a win in my book. And here’s a game-changer: ZZZ is the first HoYo game to include a proper SKIP button for the story content. So, if the story isn’t really your thing, just skip ahead and dive back into the action.

Zenless Zone Zero: The Graphics

You know, the graphics in Zenless Zone Zero can either be your new obsession or just not your thing, depending on your taste. The main vibe is all anime, with a splash of comic book coolness mixed into the world. Everywhere you go, it’s like stepping into a vivid, colorful dreamland.

Zenless Zone Zero Graphics

Every stage I’ve played has been a visual treat, but Sixth Street? Oh, girl, it’s a feast for the eyes! Seriously, you could spend hours just window-shopping and soaking it all in.

This game is like nothing else out there. Its uniqueness shines through in every detail—from the world and characters to even the little UI elements. It’s clear Zenless Zone Zero is bursting with personality and charm.

Zenless Zone Zero Gameplay

When it comes to gameplay, I absolutely love how Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) plays! Initially, I thought it might be a bit boring, like, “Am I just supposed to keep clicking my mouse button?” But oh boy, was I wrong.

Yes, there’s a lot of mouse clicking involved, and no, it’s not the most complicated system out there, but it’s so much fun. The way each agent has their own unique style and how chain attacks blend together makes the combat feel super smooth. It’s incredibly satisfying to land a series of chain attacks.

Plus, playing the game with unlimited FPS? It makes the combat feel even better!

Zenless Zone Zero Characters

Zenless Zone Zero Characters

HoYo really knows how to design characters, and they absolutely nailed it with Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ). Now, I’m not saying every single character is drop-dead gorgeous—some of them might seem a bit plain, almost like they could blend in as background NPCs. But even those simpler ones are still beautifully polished and fit the world perfectly.

What truly makes the agents in ZZZ shine isn’t just their looks but their combat styles. Each new hero you pick up feels unique, with their own special quirks and abilities that you need to master to really make the most of them.

This means there’s always someone new to try out and see if they match your playstyle. Personally, the more time I spend learning a character, the more I want to keep playing them. It’s such a satisfying feeling to start mastering a character and seeing all your practice pay off, you know?

The Gacha System of Zenless Zone Zero

If you’re not into gacha games, this one might not be for you, especially since it sticks to a model that isn’t exactly kind to free-to-play (F2P) players. It’s similar to Honkai: Star Rail, with a 50/50 chance on limited character banners and a 75/25 chance on limited weapon banners. The only relief comes from the Bangboo banner, which guarantees a 100% win, but overall, Zenless Zone Zero can still feel pretty predatory.

On the bright side, the game seems to be generous with premium currency. Its exploration isn’t as vast as Honkai: Star Rail’s, so we might get a decent amount of pulls from events. However, this is just speculation for now, and we’ll have to wait and see how it pans out.

Is Zenless Zone Zero Good?

Alright, it’sfinally time to answer if ZZZ is worth your time or not. Personally, I’m totally hooked on Zenless Zone Zero—it’s my kind of game! I’ve been into gacha games for ages, and I’ve always loved action-packed games like Dungeon Fighter.

For me, ZZZ fills that craving perfectly. I can spend hours diving into the action, mastering different characters, and tinkering with builds—it’s a blast!

Of course, I get that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But even if it’s not your thing, you’ve got to give props to how beautifully crafted the game is. HoYo really nailed it with the stunning world and polished gameplay.

Right now, I’d give Zenless Zone Zero a solid 8 out of 10. If you’re into this genre, it’s definitely worth checking out. Keep in mind, though, that this is just my first take on it and opinions can change. We all have different tastes, and that’s cool!

The key is to play what makes you happy. I’ll be sharing more ZZZ content soon, so stay tuned for that!

Zenless Zone Zero Review
Reviewer Comments
Overall, the game pretty much hits all the marks for what you'd expect from a next-gen gacha game. But, you know what bugs me? The in-game sound just doesn't quite match up to everything else.
Final Score